Hi! I'm Marissa.
I'm a digital communications strategist with 8 years of experience promoting brands, products and causes.
I cut the clutter.
When it comes to digital strategy, I'm a Zen master. I don't think you need to spend a lot of time and money to put your best foot forward online. Less is more. Common sense rules.
I get the job done.
From developing content strategies for government agencies, to boosting social media engagement for brands, to managing teams of digital marketing rock stars, I'm passionate about telling clear, compelling, data-driven stories — and creating dynamite platforms and content that gets regular people excited about cool products and important issues.
Check out highlights from my professional and creative projects here.
August 2013 Joined the Energy.gov digital team at the U.S. Department of Energy.
May 2013 Received Master’s of Public Policy from Georgetown University. Master’s thesis used publicly available data to define the relationship between federal transportation infrastructure spending and bicycle commuting rates in American cities.
2010-2013 Developed and implemented both targeted and kitchen-sink digital strategies for two nonprofits — SmartPower and Clean Energy States Alliance — and led national marketing campaigns to raise energy awareness and encourage consumers to buy clean energy and become more energy efficient.
2007-2010 Began career as a reporter at the Washington Post. Launched the Reliable Source blog and wrote on-deadline stories for the Style, local and national news sections.
2005-2007 Freelanced for local media outlets in Washington, DC, while interning at USA Today, Society of Professional Journalists and on Capitol Hill. Managed a staff of 30 as editor in chief of the American University student newspaper.